545 Josephus cites only one sentence from Hermippus, and the vague connection (“after this”) leaves unclear how Hermippus connected the 4 disparate items just listed with Judeans and Thracians. One may suspect that, if he knew his source first-hand, Josephus has carefully selected (and censored) what Hermippus said. Origen ( Cels. 1.15) reports at second-hand a statement from Hermippus’ On Lawgivers that Pythagoras borrowed his philosophy from Judeans. It is not clear whether this is indeed a second, parallel, comment by Hermippus, or an inaccurate allusion by Origen to our passage (see Gutschmid 557-58; Bollansée 1999: 108-13).